The Indian team has registered a spectacular win against Australia in the second consecutive ODI. They defeated Australia by seven wickets in the third ODI played on Sunday. With this, the host team has also won the three-match series 2-1. Australia defeated India by a record 10 wickets in the first ODI. Forgetting this defeat, India made a great comeback in the series. They won the second ODI on Friday by 36 runs. After this, in the third ODI also recorded a spectacular victory.
The third ODI between India and Australia was played in Bengaluru. Australia won the toss and batting first in this match. They scored 286 runs for nine wickets with the help of Steve Smith (131). Mohammed Shami took the maximum of four wickets from India. India got a target of 287 runs to win. The host team achieved this target in 47.3 overs. They scored 289 for three wickets in response to 286 runs. Here are 5 heroes of India’s victory in this match.
Rohit Sharma’s 29th Century
Indian opener Rohit Sharma played an innings of 119 runs on 128 balls in this match. He, along with fellow opener KL Rahul (19), gave the team a good start. These two shared a 69-run partnership. Rahul was out on 19 could not play long innings, but Rohit kept going. He scored the 29th century of his ODI career. By the time he was out, India had scored 206 runs.
Kohli’s amazing innings
Indian captain Virat Kohli also performed brilliantly in this match. He scored 89 runs off 91 balls in the match. Kohli made two excellent partnerships in this match. He first formed a 137-run partnership with Rohit Sharma. After this, 68 runs with Shreyas Iyer came at number four. This is his 57th fifty. Iyer remained unbeaten after scoring 44 runs.
Mohammed Shami’s ‘Four’
Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami performed brilliantly in the second match in a row. He got India off to a good start by dismissing David Warner for 3 in the third ODI. He was the one to dismiss Australia’s Centurian batsman Steve Smith for 131. Apart from these two, Shami also dismissed Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa. Shami had taken three wickets in the last match.
Ravindra Jadeja’s 2 wickets
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja of the Indian team is counted among bowlers who are not considered wicket-takers. There was something else in this match. Jadeja not only bowled economically in this match but also took two wickets. His bowling analysis was 10-1-44-2. It was his bowling feat that the Australian batsmen remained under pressure in the middle overs. He dismissed Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Starc in this match.
Kuldeep’s best performance
One thing is always said in cricket that you cannot measure the performance of a player just by statistics. Kuldeep Yadav’s figures in this match were also similar. In this match, he gave 62 runs in a 10-over spell and took a wicket. If we talk about common ground, then this is not a very good figure. But if this figure is on the ground of Bengaluru, then it is good. The reason for this is that this ground is not only small, but the pitch here also helps the batsmen. In such a situation, if a bowler here gives runs with a run rate of 6 and also takes wickets, then it is said to be good.